Because I do a lot of hiking and camping, it occurred to me it would be cool if I could build my own stove. That led me to discover a couple of really awesome videos. In them, this guy shares this amazing rocket stove he built! It’s a really simple device, but when you see what it can do, I think it will blow your mind. Be sure to watch Part 1 and Part 2 to see everything this rocket stove is capable of.
Made from an old 60 L (16 gal) electric storage water heater tank in 400 mm (16 inch) diameter, rocket stove pipe is 150 mm (6 in), welded in L shape inside the water heater tank and outside heat shield is made from an old 200 L (55 gal) drum.
Produces approx 20 Litres of charcoal (ca 5 gallons) and burn time is about 2.5 hours.
As you can see, you can use this stove to make charcoal out of wood, and you can also use it to produce hot water for cooking or drinking as well as food! As an all-in-one device, this stove really impresses me. I feel inspired now! I am pretty sure that I could build something like this. All he used was an old water heater tank and a rocket stove pipe. A little bit of welding and creativity, and voila! You can get around 2.5 hours of burn time from this thing. What an amazing job!
Video and demonstration by: hrz4x4.